I tend to look at things more globally than I do locally; sometimes to my detriment. You could say I look at the macrocosm rather than the microcosm. I think there is room for both of these perspectives in this paper. I look at trends and I look at history then using that equation I try to figure out where we are at and where we are going. I find this method useful for my fiction writing. I am wrong alot; usually due to personal prejudice or blind spots in my make up. I am no oracle. Though I fear some of the things I wrote about in my science fiction short stories may be coming to pass or at least we are moving in that direction such as the amalgamation of North America or the rule of a single corporate entity over a quasi Marxist society. I will be the first to admit that I’ve always had a vivid imagination and am a little derranged.
I have always been an avid reader. I have always been an eclectic reader as well; both fiction and nonfiction. I’ve read alot of books on history especially the works of Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, William L. Shirer, Pierre Berton and Noam Chomsky. I always had the suspicion that we never recieved the whole story in school. I also have read alot of science fiction especially distopic novels by William S. Burroughs, Philip K. Dick; and J.G.Ballard. On a side note; the red spotlight in East Orange New Jersey that flashes a red light on would be criminals or someone the authorities believe is about to commit some nefarious deed; smacks of the concept of precrime; the prophylactic measure described in Philip K. Dick’s short story The Minority Report. This sort of thing always makes me wonder if it is life imitating art or vice versa.
Now on the subject of conspiracy theories I am very familiar with. Conspiracy theories was always a kind of hobby; they are sexy and tantalizing. They tend to proliferate because instead of doing its job the mainstream media tends to represent the interests of the conglomerates that own it.Conspiracy theories can be like schizophrenia; you begin to see patterns everywhere. This fits in with my holistic view of the world; everything is interconnected; the Butterfly Effect etc. I’ve had an interest in the subject since the nineties from reading Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea’s the Illuminatus Trilogy, and Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow which mixed fact with fiction. I’ve also read a few books by David Icke; I am a fan and I believe he is sincere; but I place him in that realm as well. I believe him when he talks about Bilderberg and the Federal Reserve but I think it is stretch when he says that the British royal family; (though they are related to Vlad The Impaler); are human/repitian hybrids . His hollow moon theory and semi new age theories I will reserve judgement on; I’ll leave that on the shelf with the belief in UFO’s and Atlantis. More recently I have come across the Zeitgeist movies on Youtube as well as Alex Jones movies; I recommend Marshal Law and Endgame; I view his Info Wars show from time to time and listen to Alan Watt Cutting Through The Matrix broadcast as well.
Recently though I’ve checked out of the Library Carol Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope and Zbignew Brezinski’s Between Two Ages. I haven’t read Brezinski yet so I’ll review it at a later date. I am still plowing through Tragedy and Hope; it is a thirteen hundred page tome. Carol Quigley was a historian for the C.F.R. (the Concil on Foreign Relations) and he was a mentor of former president Bill Clinton. I will give my analysis at a later date when I’ve had time to absorb all the details. I will say reading it troubles me and I find that history is nothing like what we were taught in school. He basically states that secret societies have manipulated events and played a significant role in world affairs.
A couple conspiracies I believe are 1) J.F.K. was killed by the guy on the grassy knoll. I don’t believe it was Oswald because of the ludicrous magic bullet theory and the fact that Allen Dulles was on the Warren Commision; a little conflict of interest since Kennedy forced him to resign prior to his murder. 2) I believe that Osama Bin Laden died in 2002. I believed this since I read about him being in an American Hospital in Dubai in July 2001 with Kidney problems. I won’t touch 911; there is a whole plothora of material on it.3) Pierre Trudeau was a communist infiltrator. I believe this because he led the Communist delegation to Moscow in 1952 and claimed to have thrown snow balls at Stalins statue but I don’t think there was snow in April(FrumForum;PeterWorthington). More importantly was how he reclassified a 1947 document under the Official Secrets act for another 30 or so years on his last day in office which was a list of all the communist members from the first defector from the Soviet Union of hundreds of communists in the Canadian and American bureaucracy, (Alan Watt; Cutting Through The Matrix).
Maybe I should start partying again; reread A Game Of Thrones or watch Star Trek; this stuff wears me out.